Project Cars is very likely to be the next big thing in driving simulation. After a delay or two, it’s finally coming to PC and the new-gen consoles next month. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, it’s an ultra-realistic simulator – and fans of the initially crowd-funded, and now publisher-backed racing game are chomping at the bit. The game has yet to be released…but a sequel is apparently in the works.
Head of Slightly Mad and project manager for Project Cars Ian Bell seems to have let slip that the groundwork was being laid for Project Cars 2.
“A very short update for now as I’m jet-lagged to hell and back but the good news is that we will be continuing the WMD setup for pCARS2.
We will open new forum sections when the game (pCARS1) ships to support the new users and you WMD experts will all have access and we’d greatly appreciate your assistance advising new users.
I’ll be implementing a new non-profit return form of WMD for pCARS2 (to avoid the FSA hassle) and will set a purchase time limit of 2-3 months for those who want to take part. Following this, involvement will be closed. The tiers won’t have the higher cost options that we currently have (probably capped at 100 pounds with excellent benefits) and those who want to approach me personally to invest in the new game can do so providing it’s at or above 50k.
I planned to release the above information with a new web page explaining the details of each purchase tier but we’re insanely busy and haven’t found the time. I’m aware though that I promised an update so here it is.
In short, we want to continue and extend the community involvement in the pCARS brand which has proven to be so very effective and we want to ensure this great community lives on and thrives into the future.“
WMD , World Mass Development, is the crowdfunding model that was used to fund the game. And people are starting to feel a little pissed – for good reason. Slightly Mad has always asserted that Project Cars was being made as a long-term game, one that’s regularly and constantly supported with new features, new cards and new tracks.
Speaking to The Daily Star, Slightly Mad’s Andy Tudor promised a “Destiny-like” experience.
“The concept of releasing a game and moving on are long gone,” He said. “Project CARS both from a technology and design standpoint are built for the future, so expect to see A LOT of content coming out for the game on a regular basis long after launch.
“We’ll have more info on this soon but looking at what Destiny is doing is a good starting point ;-)”
That there’s an impending sequel seems to fly in the fact of that. Project Cars is out on May 7.
Last Updated: April 24, 2015